Following on from the success of our secret shows with Kaiser Chiefs in 2014 and Paul Weller in 2015 we returned to The Great Escape festival in Brighton again this year with a very special performance from Australian rock group The Temper Trap.
The band performed an intimate set, which included songs from their new album Thick As Thieves, at The Old Market finishing on a stunning rendition of their top ten single "Sweet Disposition"
Free tickets were available to all festival ticket holders who signed up on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Formed in 2005, The Temper Trap are a million-selling indie-rock band from Melbourne, Australia, now relocated to London, UK. Having supported arena tours with Coldplay and The Rolling Stones, they have also graced the stages of the world’s biggest music festivals, including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella. The group have received a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in their native Australia, in addition to receiving a nomination for Best International Group at the 2011 BRIT Awards.
The band are perhaps best known for the track ‘Sweet Disposition’, the lead single from their debut album Conditions. Released in 2009, the album was a critical and commercial success, scoring both a top 30 album and a top ten single in the UK, Irish and Australian charts.
Founder member Lorenzo Sillitto left the band after the release of their eponymous second album in 2013 and the group’s members now consist of Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar.
The departure of a founder member is a big crossroads moment in the life of any band. Fortunately though, this is a band who, drummer Toby Dundas says, ‘are at our best when our backs are against the wall’. There was never, ever even a moment’s thought of calling it a day. Instead, the four remaining members started forging ahead with their third album Thick As Thieves. ‘We went into it then as a four piece,’ says Mandagi. ‘And it pushed us towards certain place that we may have not gone had we still been a five-piece. It forced us to make everything leaner… which I think is really good. This new album has a rawer feel about it.’